Getting up close and personal with various sea creatures was the theme of our day in Grand Cayman. Chris and Brayden had an encounter with dolphins while Justin and I watched from lounge chairs on a sandy beach, then we all marvelled at the huge sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm. It was sunny and hot and we all had a good time, except for when we rode the tender boat to shore and everyone else took in the sights while I closed my eyes and tried not to vomit. A good day overall.
Pirate night was a blast. Everyone got a bandana to wear; many people went much further than that with their costumes. The kids have not cared one bit about getting their picture taken with any of the Disney characters, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to meet Cap’n Jack Sparrow, so we stood in line for 20 minutes for that. (Not sure why I thought a Hulk pose would make me look like a pirate. Kind of blew that one.)
After dinner there was a pirate party on the pool deck featuring Mickey and friends that was actually really cool. Our dining room server explained that they had a 7:45 show because there were lots of kids who couldn’t stay awake for the Jack Sparrow version at 10:30. (That’s the great thing about this ship: there’s no shame in going to bed early. You can always blame the kids.)
Star Wars Day at Sea tomorrow. If it lives up to the hype, it’s going to rock.